6 April 2015 Optical target tracking by scheduled range measurements
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Optical Engineering, 54(4), 044101 (2015). doi:10.1117/1.OE.54.4.044101
Optical target tracking by regular target bearing measurements and target range in a lower and scheduled measurement rate is considered. Variance of the target range estimation error is used as the scheduling criterion. For this purpose, target dynamic state vector in modified spherical coordinates is stated in such a way that all target states are decoupled from the range-related target state. Target state dynamic equations in modified spherical coordinates for nearly constant velocity, nearly constant acceleration, and coordinated turn rate kinematic models are analytically derived. For resulted state dynamic equations, an unscented Kalman filter interactive multiple model with range measurement scheduling is utilized as a tracking filter. It is shown that target states are estimated properly and the applied filter has high performance in maneuvering target tracking.
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Mohammad Hossein Ferdowsi, Ebrahim Sabzikar, "Optical target tracking by scheduled range measurements," Optical Engineering 54(4), 044101 (6 April 2015). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.54.4.044101

Error analysis

Optical tracking


Electronic filtering

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